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  1. PLA agency aims to give military a confidence boost

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The Central Military Commission has set up a strategic planning agency which analysts said would help better define the People's Liberation ... Guo Boxiong said the new agency would 'improve the strategic management of the military'. He urged the agency to establish smooth and efficient co-operation with central government ...

  2. PLA eyes talent pool to expand capability

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as the humanitarian missions the army has carried out domestically and overseas. The plan aims to fine-tune the army's modernisation, according to a statement from the PLA's top brass- the Central Military Commission (CMC)- posted on the Ministry of Defence's website on Monday. It said the army had acquired an array of hi-tech weaponry but the quality of its soldiers lagged far behind. ...

  3. All eyes on the new guard

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The Central Military Commission of the People's Liberation Army is due for a large-scale restructuring after the Communist Party's 18th National ... military officer- following the party's national congress next year. The commission has a flexible line-up with up to four military vice-chairmen to strike a representative balance among ...

  4. PLA delegates go into battle against improper spending

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and agreed that constant auditing was necessary. The army's top brass- the Central Military Commission- started a five-year audit of all expenses concerning military drills and other related ... Minnie Chan Delegates from the People's Liberation Army are urging officials to implement a constant audit of this year's military budget, which increased by 12.7 per cent over ...

  5. P.L.A. puts out new rules to curb graft

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on rampant corruption in the army, whose budget has boasted double-digit growth in the past few years. Approved by the army's Central Military Commission, which is chaired by President Hu Jintao, the proposals urge all military departments to better utilise assets and budgetary funds, particularly involving money that is used to implement major programmes, the PLA Daily reported ...

  6. Rising star in P.L.A. to head top college

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Central Military Commission. Both Cai and Wang are regarded as potential contenders for a seat on the commission, the army's top decision-making body, when it is restructured at the Communist ... in recent years. The People's Daily reported in April that Central Military Commission chairman Hu Jintao- also the nation's president and general secretary of the Communist Party- had ...

  7. Hi-tech weapons require revolution in thinking, analysts say

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... said. 'They get told about some form of new doctrine from the Central Military Commission, but they do not understand what that means, and some just pay lip service to the new ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com As China continues down the road of military modernisation, the country has, from time to time, impressed the world with its state-of-the-art weapons ...

  8. Confronting China's demons- Soldier who refused to obey orders

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... he refused to obey the order of the party's Central Military Commission to join the crackdown on student-led protests. Yang Jisheng met Xu twice after his release, meetings which were only possible because of Yang's good connections with senior officials during his 35 years at Xinhua. According to his account, Xu was in the General Hospital of the Beijing Military ...

  9. Hu stresses army's obedience to party

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the International Military Association in Macau, said it was rare for Hu, who is also the chairman of the Central Military Commission, to reiterate the importance of 'loyalty to the party' before ... Minnie Chan President Hu Jintao has stressed that the People's Liberation Army should make 'complete obedience to the party' one of its tasks amid military modernisation. ...

  10. A hawkish general with 'a dove's heart and mind'

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... the Communist Party's Central Military Commission and the PLA's official spokesmen. 'The remaining opinions, like my own, are just personal opinions from PLA researchers,' Luo said. ... a dove's heart and mind. Peace is my ultimate value.' A rare outspoken People's Liberation Army officer, Luo is a senior researcher with the PLA Academy of Military Science- ...




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